Articles on Credit Cards

Stupid Credit Card Tricks: How Your Credit Card Company Lies to You

Credit card companies employ a number of tricks to keep you in debt. Learn them before you're swimming in it.

3 Key Things to Look for When Choosing a Credit Card

With so many credit card offers, finding the card that’s right for you can be a challenge. Learn what terms to look for and evaluate, and make finding a match easy.

Best Credit Cards for the Holidays

There’s no better time to sign up for a rewards or low introductory interest rate credit card than the holiday season. Here are the top cards you should have on your wish list.

What You Must Know Before Transferring Credit Card Balances

Many credit card issuers offer 0% APR balance transfer deals. Before you apply, learn how balance transfers work and how your credit score may be affected.

5 Myths About Credit Card Rewards

Reward cards might be a lot more beneficial (or, in some cases, harmful) than you think. Check out these common myths — and the true story behind them.

10 Surprising Ways to Negatively Affect Your Credit Score

Even when you aren't applying for a credit card or loan, your credit score can be affected by a variety of actions — even forgetting to return your library books.

Best Credit Cards for (New) Parents

Having kids changes your spending habits. Shouldn't your credit card change to match? Here are five smart cards to switch to post-baby.

What Are Secured Credit Cards?

Learn how secured credit cards are different from regular credit cards and prepaid cards, how they help rebuild credit, and how to choose one.

4 Ways Credit Cards Manipulate You Into More Debt

We humans aren't always rational. Learn four psychological tricks credit card companies use to capitalize on your irrationality and maximize your debt.

The Best Prepaid Debit Cards

Prepaid debit cards offer the convenience of a regular credit card...with some unexpected benefits. Learn more about these financial tools.

Consumer Reports Picks Top Credit Cards for Your Needs

Consumer Reports names the best cash-back, travel, and balance transfer credit cards of the year. Are your cards on the list?

How to Rebuild Your Credit in 8 Simple Steps

Bad credit will cost you more for insurance and loans, and may close some opportunities altogether. Learn how to rebuild a poor credit rating to an excellent one.

Maroon 5 & Alicia Keys Concert Tickets Giveaway!

Lucky Wise Bread readers will win tickets to an intimate, exclusive concert or a $50 Amazon gift certificate.

The 5 Best Credit Cards With Airline Companion Tickets

Companion tickets are one of the best credit card perks available. Discover five great cards currently offering these tickets — and three not worth the trouble.

Best Money Tips: The Credit Edition

Today, we are bringing you some of the best articles about all things credit!

7 Credit Card Reward Tips Many People Don't Follow

Using a rewards credit card can net you lots of free stuff — if you're smart about it. Get the most value by following these suggestions.

Best Money Tips: Help Your Children Build Credit

Today we found some awesome articles on helping your children build credit, the best things to buy in June, and marketing tactics for job hunters.

Why I Hate Credit Card Points

Is racking up frequent flier miles a bad idea? Learn why one writer wants almost nothing to do with credit card rewards, unless they're cash back.

The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out

Planning to treat yourself to a night out? Stay frugal and splurge smartly by using one of these restaurant rewards cards.

Welcome Rudy Maxa's World Listeners! See More Travel Rewards Tips From Jason

Learn how to get the most bonus miles and travel the world free like Jason.